Trawling the Gulf of the Farallones

To appreciate this photo, I think you need to view it larger than shown above (by clicking the link under the photo).

The fishing boat, perhaps after crabs now that the strike is finally over, is headed out to sea across the usually fog-bound Gulf of the Farallones. The light from the setting sun hits the boat. You can see the Farallon Islands in the upper right of the photo.

Meta information: Nikon D70 Raw capture, AF-S VR-Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED at 70mm (appx 105mm 35mm equivalence); handheld using VR (vibration reduction).

Exif: ISO 200, 1/1600 second, f/4.5.

Focus: Automatic, at infinity.

Post: The Raw file for the photo was processed twice (once for the ocean and once for sky and clouds) and combined using a layer mask and a gradient. Once the layers were combined, I did some cloning work on the clouds, added a lens flare using the Photoshop Render > Lens Flare filter, and performed routine level adjustments and sharpening.

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